Typographic Nationwide VCCP Creative Agency History Poster Gift
In the realms of creative collaboration, the VCCO creative agency and Nationwide embarked on a journey steeped in history, all captured within a typographic masterpiece. This remarkable endeavour resulted in a poster gift that encapsulated the rich heritage of both institutions.
The narrative unfolds with VCCP Creative Agency crafting a television commercial for Nationwide, a venture that saw them delving into the annals of their own history. In this quest, they traced the roots of their inaugural mortgage request to a particular house—a place teeming with stories waiting to be unearthed.
With curiosity as their guide, VCCP Creative Agency enlisted the services of a historian. Their mission was to unveil the captivating tales and treasures concealed within that historic property. In a moment of generosity, they extended an invitation to one fortunate individual, offering them the chance to have their own home’s chronicles unveiled. Thus, a bespoke illustration was born—a work of art meticulously hand-drawn, rich in typographic detail, and steeped in the narratives that paint the tapestry of a house’s history.
This black-and-white illustration transcends mere aesthetics; it becomes a canvas of historical insight. The carefully rendered typography intertwines with imagery, creating a visual dialogue with the past. Each historical fact finds its place within the composition, forming a cohesive and captivating narrative within the larger canvas of the poster.
The journey takes us back to the 20th century when Halesend House welcomed Colonel Samuel Herbert Enderby, a distinguished figure from the Northumberland Fusiliers. The Second World War brought Sir Bertine Sutton to its doorstep—a decorated pilot with awards that bore witness to his bravery and devotion.
In the early 1950s, Halesend transformed into the residence of Leonard Percy Lord, the visionary behind the iconic ‘Mini’ and ‘Morris Minor automobiles. The passage of time and changing hands ushered in new chapters for Halesend House. In 2003, it was up for sale, ultimately parting ways with the farm buildings and evolving into individual lots. In 2015, the Nicholas family assumed ownership of Woods End Barn, making it their cherished home.
This typographic history poster isn’t just an illustration; it’s a time machine that transports us through the ages. It’s a testament to the power of collaboration and the art of storytelling, encapsulating the essence of both VCCP Creative Agency and Nationwide. In its intricate lines and carefully crafted typography lies the magic of history waiting to be discovered anew.